'It's going to be a dogfight,' Part II:
Reader No. 1 weighs in on Mitt's decision and Healey's opportunity:
"1. Tis true, Healey could be more deft on the hot-button issues such as higher ed for immigrants. But (a) she wades into these issues, (b) she was more logical than Reilly in the debate on this issue and (c) a lot of voters agree with her
"2. I'm sure there will be some power struggling, there always is, but Mitt's hands-off style (and travel schedule) should be a good complement for Healey's ambition.
"3. I'm not so sure Romney knocking Massachusetts on the campaign trail will create problems for Healey, other than with those aforementioned people who aren't going to vote her anyways. He probably won't gear up for that until after the 2006 Mass election. Besides, most of us who live and work here know this is a crazy state.
"4. Did anyone else flash on the Heinz-Kerrys when the Sunday Globe reported on the 5 homes owned by the Healeys
?"'Must-have' world-class city checklist:
Add ice rinks
to the checklist of things cities must have to be cool. ... Thank God Boston already has one. But I'm sure someone will demand more, arguing we won't be a world-class city without them. ...